New SLI issue: Ernest J. Gaines

Posted On September 28, 2017
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SLI’s new issue: New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines: Man of Letters (Vol. 49.1, contributing ed. Lillie Anne Brown). This essay collection examines selected Gaines texts and narratives in exploration of ways in which the community, as the site for social change, helps define notions of manhood and womanhood, contributes to the… more »

Brenna Skalski

What is your concentration?

Rhetoric and Composition

 

Why are you majoring in English?

I am studying English so that I can practice skills such as reading comprehension, writing, persuasion, and argumentation for law school. I am also majoring in English because I find the study of rhetoric to be incredibly intriguing and important in… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad, March 2017: “Theatre and Theatricality: London & the Provinces”

Posted On March 22, 2017
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The musical Kinky Boots has at its center the theme of self-discovery and self-assertion despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.  This theatrical spectacle was a high point of our trip and of the course: an evening of entertainment and immersion in a world of wonder.   More than just theatre arguably at its best, however, the show’s focus on moving outside of… more »

Monica Johnson

Posted On February 17, 2017
Categories Profiles in English

What was your concentration? 

 

Rhetoric and Composition

 

Why did you major in English?

 

I love to read. That is the whole reason I became an English major. I sort of happened into the Rhet-Comp program without knowing what I was getting involved in. I didn’t realize how much I would come to… more »

Laurie Ann Guerrero

Posted On February 16, 2017
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The Inge Foundation and the Georgia State University Department of English’s Creative Writing Program present Laurie Ann Guerrero on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 11:00 am (reception to follow). The reading will be in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor.

 

Laurie Ann Guerrero received the Academy of American Poets… more »

Christopher Salerno

Posted On February 16, 2017
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The  Georgia State University Department of English and Creative Writing Program present Christopher Salerno on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 2:30 pm. The reading will be in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor.

 

Christopher Salerno is the first winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize. His collection Sun & Urn will be… more »

Christian Taurice Bowman

Posted On December 13, 2016
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration?

 

My concentration is Literary Studies.

 

Why are you majoring in English?

 

When I first enrolled at Georgia State, I majored in physics. I’m pretty proficient at calculus, so I decided it would be a good idea. As I progressed in my major, I started to feel unfulfilled, and eventually… more »

Jamaican Maroon Intellectual and Literary Symposium and Performance

Posted On October 5, 2016
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On September 8 in the Troy Moore Library Drs. Elizabeth West and Harcourt Fuller co-hosted an overflow audience for the English Dept, History Dept and CENCIA sponsored “Jamaican Maroon Intellectual and Literary Symposium and Performance.” During this 4-hour event faculty and students learned of and discussed Maroon culture and history through the prism of literary… more »

Spring Break Study Abroad, March 2017: “Theatre and Theatricality: London & the Provinces”

Posted On October 3, 2016
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The musical Kinky Boots has at its center the theme of self-discovery and self-assertion despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.  This theatrical spectacle was a high point of our trip and of the course: an evening of entertainment and immersion in a world of wonder.   More than just theatre arguably at its best, however, the show’s focus on moving outside of… more »

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1916 Centenary Lectures Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland/Atlanta

Posted On September 28, 2016
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1916 Centenary Lectures Sponsored by the Consulate General of Ireland/Atlanta,

Georgia State University Department of English, and Agnes Scott College

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

 

 

Featured Scholar: Karen Steele

Professor Karen Steele chairs the Department of English at Texas Christian University. Her books… more »